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Muddy (Digital Audiobook)

By Michael Mahin, Damany Jackson (Narrator)

Publication Date: July 9, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/5/2017)
Compact Disc (7/10/2018)


Muddy Waters was never good at doing what he was told. When Grandma Della said the blues wouldn't put food on the table, Muddy didn't listen. And when record producers told him that no one wanted to listen to a country boy playing country blues, Muddy ignored them as well. This tenacious streak carried Muddy from the hardscrabble fields of Mississippi to the smoky juke joints of Chicago and finally to a recording studio where a landmark record was made. Soon the world fell in love with the tough spirit of Muddy Waters. In blues-infused prose and soulful illustrations, Michael Mahin and award-winning artist Evan Turk tell Muddy's fascinating and inspiring story of struggle, determination, and hope.

About the Author

Michael Mahin has loved music ever since his grandmother gave him his first piano lesson at the age of five. Inspired by people like Muddy Waters who, despite great suffering, have found the courage to be themselves in a world that wants them to be something else, he writes books that he hopes inspire kids to do the same. He lives with his family in San Diego, California.